GUI for setting timezone

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Thu Aug 23 17:24:35 CEST 2018

Reopening this discussion...

On 06/12/2018 05:58 AM, Andreas Müller wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Igor Zakharov <f2404 at> wrote:
>> 12.06.2018, 03:17, "Lars Behrens" <lars.behrens at>:
>>> So IMO the fastest way to set the timezone is to change the symlink
>>> (as root).
>>> ln -sf /usr/share/[YourZone]/[YourCity] /etc/localtime
>> Another option is using systemd's timedatectl:
>> timedatectl set-timezone US/Eastern
> FWIW: I sent a patch series ages ago [1] but that was rejected with
> something like 'nobody needs such thing'. Since then I use it more or
> less daily and maintain it for Openembedded/Yocto builds [2], I won't
> work for 4.13 / GTK3 but once I have some cycles left I will port.
> [1]
> [2]
> Cheers
> Andreas

I have learned that system-config-date, though noarch and the F25 
version works just fine on F28, is written in python2, so it is only a 
matter of time until it dies.  This seems to be considered a desktop 
experience issue so I bounce back here to see if we can get movement to 
have something working.  Perhaps for Fedora 29; though I could test out 
on F28...


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